|Died||1 December 2017 (aged 88)|
|Awards||Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (1975)|
Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literacy Award (1998)
Sir Ernest Scott Prize (1999)
The Age Book of the Year (1999)
The Age Non-fiction Award (1999)
New South Wales Premier's Australian History Prize (1999)
Officer of the Order of Australia (2003)
|Alma mater||University of Melbourne (BA [Hons], MA)|
University of Oxford (DPhil)
|Institutions||Australian National University|
University of Papua New Guinea
University of Adelaide
|Main interests||Australian history|
Military history, memory and memorialisation
|Notable works||Sacred Places (1998)|
Inglis completed his Master's degree at the University of Melbourne and his doctorate at the University of Oxford. In 1956 he was appointed as a lecturer to the University of Adelaide. He subsequently became Professor of History at the Australian National University, and the University of Papua New Guinea.
Inglis has written extensively on the Anzac tradition, the Stuart Case, war memorials, and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2008 he joined the Faculty of Arts at Monash University, Melbourne, as an Adjunct Professor.
Inglis died, aged 88, on 1 December 2017.
Inglis was born in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe, Victoria, on 7 October 1929, the son of Stan and Rene Inglis. He was educated at Tyler Street Public School, Northcote Boys' High School and Melbourne High School, before going to study at the University of Melbourne. Inglis participated in the Student Christian Movement and amateur dramatics during his studies, and worked as a tutor at Ormond College. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours in History and English, he read for a Master of Arts at Melbourne. Inglis' thesis, which was a history of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, was later revised and published as his first book, Hospital and Community (Melbourne University Press, 1958).
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